Severe obesity can be a disability

by Kara Young on July 23, 2014

By Emma Mursell The Advocate General (AG) of the European Court has concluded that it is unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of obesity where it has reached such a degree that it hinders participation in professional life.  If the obesity is severe enough to have an impact on factors such as mobility, endurance, or mood for example, it [...]

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LEGAL COMPLIANCE ISSUES FOR WEBSITES

by Kara Young on July 16, 2014

By Craig Harrison According to the Office of National Statistics, 36 million adults (73% of the adult population) in Great Britain accessed the internet every day during 2013. With the internet now being a customary part of everyday life it is vital for companies to ensure their websites comply with all legal and regulatory requirements. [...]

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Court Cures ‘Clerical Error’ in £6.9 Million Will

July 14, 2014

By Richard Horwood In recent decision of Brook and Others v Purton and Other the High Court has come to the aid of a family whose grief at the death of a gifted entrepreneur in a motorbike crash was compounded by the discovery of a ‘clerical error’ in his £6.9 million Will. Before the businessman’s [...]

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Superstrike strikes again: Court applies key decision about tenancy deposit protection requirements

July 2, 2014

By Amy Ferraby-Green Since April 2007, landlords have been under strict obligations to protect deposits received from tenants under Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST). In particular, they must: – register the deposit with a deposit scheme within 30 days of receipt; – serve on the tenant the ‘Prescribed Information’ about  the protection of the deposit within [...]

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Selling/buying commercial property at auction

June 30, 2014

By Victoria Sandberg Property is usually sold at auction for a particular reason. It may be that the seller wants the property sold quickly and requires the certainty of knowing that when the hammer goes down, the property will definitely sell (instead of waiting until the buyer is ready to exchange contracts in the usual [...]

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Intestacy and Family Provision claims on death

June 25, 2014

By Graham Field The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act received Royal Assent on 14th May 2014 and changes the law in relation to inheritance and certain aspects of Trustees’ powers.  The main provisions are expected to be brought into effect before the end of the year. When a person dies without leaving a valid Will, [...]

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